Stories From Work Zones

Crystal Smith Darrell Lewis Jessie Craig Troy Smith

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Other Video and Audio:

  • School program:
    Video (WMV, :40, 1 MB), audio (MP3, :40, 293 KB), transcript PDF (PDF, 89 KB)

  • Driving in work zones:
    Video (WMV, 1:35, 3 MB), audio (MP3, 1:35, 1.5 MB), transcript PDF (PDF, 88 KB)

  • Work zone offenses:
    Video (WMV, :55, 1.6 MB), audio (MP3, :55, 825 KB), transcript PDF (PDF, 86 KB)

  • Highway worker dodges traffic:
    Video (WMV, :51, 1.5 MB), transcript PDF (PDF, 93 KB)


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More than 10 Years of Work Zone Awareness

Although VDOT's Bristol District developed an internal awareness campaign in 1997, the first national work zone awareness week was launched in 2000 in Springfield. Learn more about the evolution of the campaign in the article 'A Decade of Safety' in the March/April 2010 issue of Public Roads.

Statistics

In Virginia, there were more than 3,000 crashes in work zones on all roads in 2012. Of those crashes, 13 people died and more than 1,500 were injured.

2012 Work Zone Statistics (Preliminary)

Crashes: 3,065 (11% decrease over 2011 figure of 3,457)

Injuries: 1,582 (13% decrease over 2011 figure of 1,816)

Fatalities: 13 (18% increase over 2011 figure of 11)

Work Zone Crashes/Injuries on State Maintained Roadways From 2008 - 2012

2008 – 3,569 crashes/1,001 injuries

2009 – 3,316 crashes/1,721 injuries

2010 – 2,370 crashes/1,217 injuries

2011 – 3,457 crashes/1,816 injuries

2012 – 3,065 crashes/1,582 injuries (preliminary counts)

For more information, contact:

Virginia Department of Transportation
Office of Public Affairs
1401 E. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-786-2801 TTY: 711
E-mail: David.Rush@VDOT.Virginia.gov
Page last modified: April 12, 2013